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What's your take on this?

“Democracy is the road to socialism.” It's a quote I found. Curious what people think of it.

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purpleducky

Asked by purpleducky at 10:24 AM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That its a good thing we are a REPUBLIC and not a democracy.
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 10:25 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • That is why we are a republic,not a democracy agree with momof
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:36 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Republic we stand......
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:40 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Republic we stand......


    patriotic

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:48 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • When you look at the definitions it is easy to see why people are confused. Is there a difference or is it just in the interpretation?
    Republic-
    A republic is a form of government in which the head of state is not a monarch and the people,or at least a part of its people have an impact on its government.
    Democracy-
    Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy, comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. Depending on the particular system, this assembly might pass executive motions, make laws, elect and dismiss officials and conduct trials.
    Direct democracy stands in contrast to representative democracy, where sovereignty is exercised by a subset of the people, usually on the basis of election. Deliberative democracy incorporates elements of both direct democracy and representative democracy.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:00 AM on Sep. 7, 2009



  • We are a Republic...We never want socialism
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 11:04 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I never said one way or another what type of government we have here in America. This question isn't about this. This question is about the quote which is about politics in general. I want to know what people's take on the quote is and that is all. I am not trying to relate it to anything.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 11:05 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • OP, your quote is true, and it's what we want to avoid.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:19 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • We are already there. How can socialist programs like Medicare and SS as well as everything taxpayer funded not be a form of socialism?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • We are suppose to be a Republic, but have slowly through out the years turned into a Democracy

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

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